Juana Summers

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Juana Summers appears in the following:

Tallahassee's NAACP president reacts to the mass shooting in Jacksonville

Monday, August 28, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Mutaqee Akbar, president of the Tallahassee branch of the NAACP, about the Jacksonville shooting in which a white gunman killed three Black people and then himself.

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With her her 8th U.S. Championship win, Simone Biles is still the gymnastics GOAT

Monday, August 28, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with writer Camonghne Felix about how Simone Biles won her eighth U.S. Championship Sunday night — a record — 10 years after she first ascended to the top of her sport.

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Sasheer Zamata's new special is an unapologetic ode to women... and witches

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata about her comedy special The First Woman.

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Legendary Baltimore jazz performances are brought back through unearthed recordings

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Recordings of old jazz performances at Baltimore's now-closed Famous Ballroom were released earlier in 2023.

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Yellowknife mayor provides the latest update on evacuations in the Canadian city

Thursday, August 17, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Rebecca Atly, the mayor of Yellowknife, Canada, which has issued an evacuation for all of the city's 20,000 residents due to wildfires.

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The history and landmarks that have been lost to the Maui wildfires

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The deadly Maui wildfires have burned through some of the island's most significant historical landmarks and sites. NPR's Juana Summers asks author Julia Flynn Siler: what have we lost?

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Michael Oher of 'The Blind Side' says the Tuohy family lied about adopting him

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with journalist Michael Fletcher about Michel Oher's allegations that the Tuohy family never adopted him but tricked him into signing conservatorship papers after turning 18.

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Cooling down in the heat puts extra financial strain on already struggling Americans

Monday, August 14, 2023

The heat in the U.S. this summer has broken records, and this kind of summer might be the new normal. So what can the government do to help support those who can't afford to cool their homes?

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Hawaii Rep. Jill Tokuda on relief needed for Maui fire destruction

Monday, August 14, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Jill Tokuda, who represents Hawaii in the U.S. House of Representatives about the search and rescue efforts continue in Maui after wildfires.

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In 'Red, White & Royal Blue,' a director centers true queer intimacy on screen

Friday, August 11, 2023

When Matthew López thought about adapting the acclaimed book into a movie, he he had a very clear idea about what a central sex scene should look like.

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Ecuador presidential candidate death is the latest attack in nation seeing crime rise

Friday, August 11, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Council on Foreign Relations' Will Freeman about the state of Ecuador after the assassination of a leading presidential candidate.

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How Nicki Minaj took hip hop by storm in 2010

Friday, August 11, 2023

Nicki Minaj spent years hustling in the rap world before she even put out an album. Then in 2010, it all came together with a celebrated guest verse and a debut album that took hip hop by storm.

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Hip-hop at 50: A history of explosive musical and cultural innovation

Friday, August 11, 2023

To mark hip-hop's 50th anniversary, NPR's All Things Considered explores five moments that are integral to how the culture grew and evolved.

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An update on Maui's wildfire disaster from Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono

Thursday, August 10, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono about the wildfires on the island of Maui. President Biden approved a major disaster declaration, making funds available to those effected.

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The birth of trap music and the rise of southern hip-hop

Thursday, August 10, 2023

In 2003, T.I. and other Atlanta rappers created new subgenre of rap: trap music. Twenty years later, its influence is everywhere.

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Amid a water crisis, Arizona is using lots of it to grow alfalfa to export overseas

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Reveal reporter Nathan Halverson about Arizona's investment in a major land deal that effectively ships the state's limited water supply overseas in the form of hay.

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How 'Yo! MTV Raps' helped mainstream hip-hop

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

The MTV show Yo! MTV Raps helped bring hip-hop into mainstream American culture in the 1980s and was made by a scrappy team in the face of a skeptical corporate network.

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'Rapper's Delight': How hip-hop got its first record deal

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Hip-hop was born at a party in 1973, but it'd be another six years until the first commercial hip-hop records. People have differing views of it, but the release of "Rapper's Delight" changed history.

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50 years of hip-hop: A genre born from a backyard party

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Fifty years ago this month, some teenagers threw a back-to-school party in the Bronx. Today that party is considered by many "the birth of hip-hop."

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As hip-hop turns 50, Tiny Desk rolls out the hits

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

For the 50th anniversary of hip-hop in August, NPR Music is pulling together all of its hip-hop Tiny Desk Concerts — the sleeper hits and the all-time favorites, plus some behind-the-scenes gossip.

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